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John Amaechi
John Amaechi
Position: None
Born: 11/26/70
Height: 6-10 / 2.08
Weight:270 lbs. / 122.5 kg.
Locker room talk – that’s what Donald Trump called his now-notorious comments when he first apologized Friday and again during last night’s debate. That doesn’t ring true to John Amaechi. He played in the NBA for five seasons. JOHN AMAECHI: This is a fantasy stereotype of what locker rooms are like generated by somebody who needs something so archaic, something so old-fashioned and something so, you know, tacitly urban and terrifying as to make his comments seem mild. But the truth is that most locker rooms do not have this kind of narrative going on.
2 weeks ago via NPR
The National Basketball Association (NBA) today announced the launch of the NBA European Ambassador Program, which will see former NBA players engage thousands of youth through the league’s youth development efforts on the continent. The NBA European Ambassador Program will include former NBA players John Amaechi (UK), Gordan Giriček (Croatia), Marko Milič (Slovenia), Hanno Möttölä (Finland), Audie Norris (U.S.), Dino Rađa (Croatia), Vladimir Radmanović (Serbia), Efthimios Rentzias (Greece), Dragan Tarlać (Serbia), and Ronny Turiaf (France).
“I am delighted to work with the NBA to grow the game of basketball,” said Amaechi. “The NBA is dedicated to creating engaging programs for young people, providing them with a deeper understanding of the game through fun, interactive experiences with the sport. I am honored to work alongside my fellow ambassadors in this exciting program.” Throughout the year, the ambassadors will play a key role in Jr. NBA and NBA Cares programs and events in nearly 30 European countries. The Jr. NBA, the league’s global youth basketball participation program, engaged more than 12 million youth last season. NBA Cares programs and participants have provided more than 3.7 million hours of hands-on service and created more than 1,040 places where kids and families can live, learn or play in communities around the world.
Amaechi, who does work for both NBA Cares and the Royal Foundation, suggested to both parties that they should team up on common initiatives. “He said to them that he should introduce the Royal Foundation to the NBA, and let’s see if we can get two great organizations together and have more of an impact. That’s how it happened,” NBA executive vice president of social responsibility and player programs Kathy Behrens told USA TODAY Sports. “Our folks in our UK office have been brainstorming. These two issues that mean so much to the Royal Foundation are really essential to the work we’ve been doing and so it just came together.”
LeBron James, Adam Silver, Jay Z and Beyonce met the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge — William and Catherine — and the NBA and the Royal Foundation partnered on two worthy causes: stopping illegal wildlife trade and helping youngsters develop into coaches. But how did it all come together? English retired NBA player John Amaechi gets an assist. Amaechi, who does work for both NBA Cares and the Royal Foundation, suggested to both parties that they should team up on common initiatives.
In the wake of his previous comments — made shortly after another retired NBA player, John Amaechi, revealed he is gay — a contrite Hardaway was introduced by a mutual friend to Vanessa Brito, a lesbian activist in Miami. She explained the potentially far-reaching ramifications of hate speech, which can incite bullies and traumatize those struggling with identity. Hardaway hadn’t bothered to consider any of that. “With what I said, people could think it’s OK to throw rocks at them or bully them,” Hardaway said. “I just wanted to make people understand that what I said wasn’t cool. I wanted to make amends for it.”